Modeo Confirms New York Launch This Year
Oct 26, 2006, 2:42 PM by (staff)
During an earnings call today, Crown Castle confirmed it will launch the Modeo mobile TV service in New York City before the end of the year. This confirms earlier statements made by the company. Crown Castle CEO John Kelly also stated that DVB-H handsets would be available for Cingular and T-Mobile subscribers in New York City at launch. However Kelly did not make it clear if the handsets will be offered through the carriers or if Modeo will offer them unlocked GSM phones. Neither carrier has announced a partnership with Modeo, however T-Mobile has announced it will run a trial with competitor Hiwire in Las Vegas.
NYC Adopts App-Based Parking Payments
New York City this week made it possible to pay for parking via smartphone. ParkNYC is an app that motorists can use to register their car with the NYC parking system and make payments for parking spots in midtown Manhattan.
Sprint Says LTE Plus Now Available In New York City
Sprint today announced that its LTE Plus wireless service is available across all five boroughs of New York City. LTE Plus relies on Sprint's three LTE bands (800 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2.5 GHz) and carrier aggregation to improve capacity and speed.
Verizon Exploring Tower Sale
Verizon Wireless is weighing whether or not to sell its cell towers to a third party, reports Reuters. Earlier this month Verizon's Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo indicated the company is interested in such an idea.
Chicago to Install LTE 4G Throughout Subway System
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced an initiative along with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless that will see the city's subway system upgraded with LTE 4G. The City of Chicago and Chicago Transit Authority have agreed to fund the project with $32.5 million.
AT&T Adds Carrier Aggregation to Several Big Cities
AT&T has expanded the use of carrier aggregation to its LTE network in New York City, San Francisco, and Dallas. Tom Keathley, AT&T's SVP of network and product planning, told Fierce Wireless that AT&T has deployed carrier aggregation "in a significant way." The company plans to further expand carrier aggregation across its network over the course of the year.
so how does this compare